RFP - Selection of Agency for Training & Capacity Building of Jan Shikshan Sansthan Staff

RFP - Selection of Agency for Training & Capacity Building of Jan Shikshan Sansthan Staff

Organization: National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)

Apply By: 27 Sep 2022

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About the Organization

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) aims to promote skill development by catalysing creation of large, quality and for-profit vocational institutions. Further, the organisation provides funding to build scalable and profitable vocational training initiatives. Their mandate is also to enable support system which focuses on quality assurance, information systems and train the trainer academies either directly or through partnerships.

About the Proposal

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the client intends to Select an agency for Training & Capacity building of 1000 non-teaching staff of Jan Shiksha Sansthan (JSS) and 10 staff of Directorate of Jan Shiksha Sansthan (DJSS) (hereinafter called “Bidders”).

The Bidders with whom this RFP is shared, are invited to submit a Technical Proposal and a Financial Proposal against this RFP. The Proposal will be the basis for negotiating and Page 3 of 31 ultimately signing the Contract with the selected Bidder.

The Bidders should familiarize themselves with the local conditions and take them into account in preparing their Proposals.

The Client will timely provide, at no cost to the Bidders, the inputs, relevant project data, and reports required for the preparation of the Bidder’s Proposal.

The information contained in this document or information provided subsequently to bidder(s) whether verbally or in documentary form by or on behalf of NSDC, is on the terms and conditions set out in this document and all other terms and conditions subject to which such information is provided. This document is not an agreement and is not an offer or invitation by NSDC to any parties other than the bidder(s) who are qualified to submit the bids (hereinafter individually and collectively referred to as ―Bidder or ―Bidders respectively). The purpose of this document is to provide the Bidders with information to assist the formulation of their proposals. This document does not claim to contain all the information each Bidder requires. Each Bidder may conduct its own independent investigations and analysis and is free to check the accuracy, reliability, and completeness of the information in this document. NSDC makes no representation or warranty and shall incur no liability under any law, statute, rules, or regulations as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of this document. The information contained in the document is selective and is subject to updating, expansion, revision, and amendment.

NSDC reserves the right of discretion to change, modify, reject, add to, or alter any or all of the provisions of this document and/or the bidding process, without assigning any reasons whatsoever. NSDC in its absolute discretion, but without being under any obligation to do so, update, amend or supplement the information in this document. NSDC reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received in response to this document at any stage without assigning any reason whatsoever. The decision of NSDC shall be final, conclusive, and binding on all the parties.


  • The bidder should be registered entity under the Companies Act/ Societies Act/ Trust having registered office in India
  • An academic institution or professional body of repute
  • The Bidder should have valid PAN/GST registration
  • The bidder should have Affiliation with AICTE/ UGC/ Other similar Govt. bodies
  • The average annual turnover of the bidder from training services should be more than INR 1 Crore in the last 3 financial years i.e., 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22.
  • The Bidder should have a track record of having successfully completed the training/capacity building of at least 500 people of similar nature with external Organisations during the last 5 years preceding the date of submission of its proposal. Training/capacity building assignment with external organizations will only be considered.
  • Experience and Expertise of the trainers in leading similar projects in the past.
  • Bidder should have never been involved in any illegal activity or financial frauds.
  • The bidder and its affiliates should not have been blacklisted by any Government Agency/Public Sector Undertaking/ Autonomous Bodies of Government/ Reputed Corporates for breach of applicable laws or violation of regulatory provisions or breach of agreement.
  • Mandatory requirements: All requirements mentioned in Terms of Reference and Scope of Work must be mandatory complied with. If bidder is not able to provide services according to TOR and SOW, they will be disqualified

Duration of Assignment

 The duration of assignment will be 01 year. However, the Bidder will be required to conduct all the workshops latest by 31st January 2023. However, the quality of service provided by the Bidder and the performance of the Bidder shall be reviewed continuously and in case the performance is found unsatisfactory, the Bidder’s contract can be terminated at NSDC’s discretion. If the performance is found satisfactory then, contract may be extended for further duration based on mutual consent. In case, there is a requirement for more Bidders for any reason, NSDC may procure services from more Bidders for similar purpose.

Scope of work

Functioning of JSS

The Ministry provides the financial assistance in the form of Grants in Aid to the JSSs (NGOs) for imparting Skill training for the select job roles. The Directorate of Jan Shikshan Sansthan (Which is a subordinate office of MSDE) monitors the implementation of the scheme by the JSSs. Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) scheme is implemented through NGOs with 100% grants from the Government of India. Jan Shikshan Sansthan are registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The affairs of Jan Shikshan Sansthan are managed by respective Board of Management approved by the Government of India. Each JSS have 7-10 staffs on purely contract basis. The training is imparted through resource persons on honorarium basis. The mandate of the scheme is to provide vocational skills in non-formal mode to non-literate, neoliterates, persons with rudimentary level of education up to 8th and school dropouts up to 12th standard in the age group of 15-45 years. The priority groups are women, SC, ST, minorities, and other backward sections of the society. JSSs are reaching to the unreached areas to cater the needs of the poorest of the poor. They work at the doorstep of the beneficiaries with a minimum infrastructure and resources.

Training requirement

Each JSS comprises of both teaching and non-teaching staff with head of the center being the Director. Each member of the JSS contributes towards the functioning and running of the center along with the trainer. As majority of the JSS are in the backward areas non-teaching staff of the center have very little or no opportunity for availing training to upskill themselves. Pandemic has further necessitated the requirement for training program. In this new world order, employees are wearing multiple hats at work. Organization needs to foster this culture of knowledge sharing and cross functional skill set.

Capacity Building of JSS

Considering above context there is a need to undertake capacity building of the staff associated with Directorate of JSS and JSS (through partner NGO network) on

  • better management of JSS Centres (including branding);
  • communication skills;
  • awareness on various financial Page 18 of 31 assistance schemes of Central and State Governments (including bank credit facilities);
  • market/ industry linkage etc.

Capacity building needs to be done for 1000 non-teaching staffs of JSS along with the center director and 10 staff of Directorate of Jan Shikshan Sansthan (DJSS). Mentioned areas of training above is tentative in nature and one may need to take in detail need analysis prior to workshop commencement

Deadline: 27th September’22, 5:00 pm

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